Period
to 26 February 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 6,073 12,654 17,651
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 9.09% 11.13% 12.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 33.56% 41.25% 43.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6,223 11,384 16,331
Median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 18,098 30,678 40,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.09% 26.98% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 15,158 25,573 33,863
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 26 February 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 2,085 £62,500 +4.17% 389
South East -1 1,332 £50,000 +11.11% 281
North of England -3 1,145 £45,000 +2.27% 350
Midlands -2 762 £42,500 - 265
North West 0 654 £45,000 +2.27% 217
South West -6 447 £45,000 +5.88% 112
Yorkshire -8 421 £42,750 -2.84% 96
West Midlands -6 417 £42,500 -5.56% 168
East Midlands +1 342 £45,000 +12.50% 94
East of England -8 228 £47,500 +5.56% 87
North East 0 70 £40,000 +2.56% 37
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 3,130 (51.54%) SQL
2 2,931 (48.26%) .NET
3 2,810 (46.27%) C#
4 2,689 (44.28%) Azure
5 2,235 (36.80%) Microsoft
6 2,125 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
7 1,838 (30.27%) JavaScript
8 1,329 (21.88%) ASP.NET
9 1,294 (21.31%) MVC
9 1,294 (21.31%) DevOps
10 1,283 (21.13%) CSS
11 1,227 (20.20%) HTML
12 1,170 (19.27%) Finance
13 1,165 (19.18%) .NET Core
14 1,098 (18.08%) Windows
15 1,094 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
16 1,026 (16.89%) T-SQL
17 954 (15.71%) AngularJS
18 924 (15.21%) .NET Framework
19 902 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 882 (14.52%) AWS
21 815 (13.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 806 (13.27%) React
23 785 (12.93%) Git (software)
24 780 (12.84%) Power Platform
25 737 (12.14%) Data Warehouse
26 708 (11.66%) Power BI
27 706 (11.63%) Microservices
28 678 (11.16%) Scrum
29 672 (11.07%) Web Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 401 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 354 (5.83%) IIS
3 128 (2.11%) Confluence
4 125 (2.06%) CMS
5 124 (2.04%) Apache
6 102 (1.68%) MS Exchange
7 96 (1.58%) NServiceBus
8 88 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
9 66 (1.09%) Apache Spark
10 50 (0.82%) Umbraco
11 45 (0.74%) EPiServer
12 43 (0.71%) Tomcat
13 40 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 38 (0.63%) WordPress
15 37 (0.61%) nginx
16 31 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
16 31 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
17 30 (0.49%) WebSphere
18 28 (0.46%) Drupal
19 26 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 270 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 180 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.049%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.049%) Adobe XD
7 3 (0.049%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.033%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.016%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.016%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.016%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.016%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.016%) Mathcad
9 1 (0.016%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.016%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.016%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 209 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 24 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 19 (0.31%) Elite 3E
6 16 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 15 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 15 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
8 14 (0.23%) nopCommerce
9 11 (0.18%) SAP Business One
10 9 (0.15%) Magento
10 9 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
12 6 (0.099%) Maximo
12 6 (0.099%) Remedy ITSM
12 6 (0.099%) SAP GTS
13 5 (0.082%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
13 5 (0.082%) iTrent
13 5 (0.082%) Northgate Housing
14 4 (0.066%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 2,689 (44.28%) Azure
2 882 (14.52%) AWS
3 780 (12.84%) Power Platform
4 374 (6.16%) SaaS
5 373 (6.14%) PaaS
6 348 (5.73%) Microsoft 365
7 268 (4.41%) IaaS
8 212 (3.49%) Azure Data Factory
9 205 (3.38%) Serverless
10 194 (3.19%) Dynamics 365
11 193 (3.18%) GCP
12 186 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
13 120 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
14 99 (1.63%) GitHub
15 82 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
16 77 (1.27%) Apigee
17 68 (1.12%) PowerApps
18 66 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
19 54 (0.89%) Amazon S3
19 54 (0.89%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 194 (3.19%) Skype
2 176 (2.90%) Firewall
3 156 (2.57%) DNS
4 110 (1.81%) HTTP
5 108 (1.78%) DHCP
6 84 (1.38%) SAN
6 84 (1.38%) VPN
7 80 (1.32%) WAN
8 74 (1.22%) LAN
9 66 (1.09%) Internet
10 60 (0.99%) TCP/IP
11 51 (0.84%) VoIP
12 50 (0.82%) VLAN
13 37 (0.61%) Network Security
14 32 (0.53%) NAS
15 27 (0.44%) FTP
16 19 (0.31%) SSL
17 18 (0.30%) IP Telephony
17 18 (0.30%) MPLS
18 17 (0.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 902 (14.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 815 (13.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 737 (12.14%) Data Warehouse
4 708 (11.66%) Power BI
5 515 (8.48%) MySQL
6 447 (7.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 408 (6.72%) Relational Database
8 401 (6.60%) PostgreSQL
9 387 (6.37%) NoSQL
10 329 (5.42%) Azure SQL Database
11 252 (4.15%) MongoDB
12 234 (3.85%) Data Lake
13 232 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
14 229 (3.77%) Tableau
15 173 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
16 144 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
17 137 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
18 113 (1.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 111 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
20 107 (1.76%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 785 (12.93%) Git (software)
2 392 (6.45%) Visual Studio
3 337 (5.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 271 (4.46%) Jenkins
5 239 (3.94%) JIRA
6 226 (3.72%) TeamCity
7 213 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
8 146 (2.40%) Selenium
9 139 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
10 98 (1.61%) NUnit
11 97 (1.60%) Bitbucket
12 94 (1.55%) SpecFlow
13 75 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 72 (1.19%) WebDriver
15 70 (1.15%) GitLab
16 64 (1.05%) Artifactory
17 55 (0.91%) MSTest
18 45 (0.74%) Moq
19 44 (0.72%) Subversion
20 43 (0.71%) Cucumber
General
1 1,170 (19.27%) Finance
2 185 (3.05%) Retail
3 176 (2.90%) Marketing
4 174 (2.87%) Public Sector
5 159 (2.62%) Banking
6 112 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 107 (1.76%) Games
8 106 (1.75%) Back Office
9 98 (1.61%) Law
10 94 (1.55%) Telecoms
11 80 (1.32%) Front Office
12 69 (1.14%) Advertising
13 62 (1.02%) Legal
14 52 (0.86%) Electronics
15 41 (0.68%) Local Government
16 37 (0.61%) Automotive
17 29 (0.48%) Financial Institution
18 20 (0.33%) Aerospace
18 20 (0.33%) Billing
19 19 (0.31%) Police
Job Titles
1 3,195 (52.61%) Developer
2 1,275 (20.99%) .NET Developer
3 890 (14.66%) C# Developer
4 713 (11.74%) Senior Developer
5 632 (10.41%) Analyst
6 581 (9.57%) C# .NET Developer
7 547 (9.01%) Software Developer
8 425 (7.00%) SQL Developer
9 368 (6.06%) Full Stack Developer
10 313 (5.15%) Senior .NET Developer
11 295 (4.86%) Architect
12 281 (4.63%) Software Engineer
13 271 (4.46%) DBA
14 245 (4.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 238 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
16 237 (3.90%) Data Engineer
17 221 (3.64%) C# Software Developer
18 220 (3.62%) .NET Software Developer
19 194 (3.19%) Applications Support
20 189 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,931 (48.26%) .NET
2 1,329 (21.88%) ASP.NET
3 1,283 (21.13%) CSS
4 1,227 (20.20%) HTML
5 1,165 (19.18%) .NET Core
6 954 (15.71%) AngularJS
7 924 (15.21%) .NET Framework
8 806 (13.27%) React
9 672 (11.07%) Web Services
10 652 (10.74%) jQuery
11 636 (10.47%) ASP.NET Web API
12 616 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 547 (9.01%) REST
14 523 (8.61%) Entity Framework
15 372 (6.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 330 (5.43%) HTML5
17 315 (5.19%) ASP.NET Core
18 314 (5.17%) XML
19 302 (4.97%) Node.js
20 266 (4.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 604 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
2 347 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
3 172 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 151 (2.49%) Replication
4 151 (2.49%) User Experience
5 150 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 128 (2.11%) Clustering
7 121 (1.99%) Data Centre
8 119 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 117 (1.93%) Hedge funds
10 105 (1.73%) Mobile App
11 103 (1.70%) Data Structures
12 87 (1.43%) N-Tier
13 79 (1.30%) Public Cloud
14 77 (1.27%) Reinsurance
15 54 (0.89%) Client/Server
16 52 (0.86%) NHS
17 50 (0.82%) Algorithms
18 49 (0.81%) Private Cloud
19 47 (0.77%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,098 (18.08%) Windows
2 573 (9.44%) Windows Server
3 435 (7.16%) Linux
4 145 (2.39%) Unix
5 127 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (1.93%) Windows Server 2016
7 83 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 82 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (1.07%) Windows Server 2019
10 56 (0.92%) Android
11 55 (0.91%) CentOS
12 46 (0.76%) Apple iOS
13 30 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (0.43%) AIX
15 23 (0.38%) Windows 7
16 22 (0.36%) Solaris
17 18 (0.30%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (0.18%) VMS
20 10 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,125 (34.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1,294 (21.31%) DevOps
2 1,294 (21.31%) MVC
3 1,094 (18.01%) Business Intelligence
4 706 (11.63%) Microservices
5 678 (11.16%) Scrum
6 672 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
7 647 (10.65%) TDD
8 630 (10.37%) ETL
8 630 (10.37%) Software Engineering
9 512 (8.43%) Test Automation
10 463 (7.62%) Analytics
11 435 (7.16%) Web Development
12 433 (7.13%) OO
13 416 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
14 353 (5.81%) Mentoring
15 352 (5.80%) SDLC
15 352 (5.80%) Unit Testing
16 341 (5.62%) CRM
17 331 (5.45%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3,130 (51.54%) SQL
2 2,810 (46.27%) C#
3 1,838 (30.27%) JavaScript
4 1,026 (16.89%) T-SQL
5 648 (10.67%) Python
6 528 (8.69%) PowerShell
7 515 (8.48%) Java
8 392 (6.45%) TypeScript
9 184 (3.03%) VB.NET
10 169 (2.78%) VB
11 164 (2.70%) PHP
12 112 (1.84%) Bash Shell
12 112 (1.84%) C++
13 101 (1.66%) R
14 100 (1.65%) PL/SQL
15 83 (1.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 66 (1.09%) VBA
17 65 (1.07%) Shell Script
18 64 (1.05%) Ruby
19 55 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 642 (10.57%) Degree
2 197 (3.24%) Security Cleared
3 182 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 162 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 161 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 68 (1.12%) MCSE
7 53 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 51 (0.84%) CCNA
9 37 (0.61%) MCSA
10 33 (0.54%) Master's Degree
11 29 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 29 (0.48%) MCP
12 25 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 22 (0.36%) ISEB
13 22 (0.36%) ISTQB
14 21 (0.35%) Sun Certification
15 19 (0.31%) PhD
15 19 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (0.30%) DBS Check
17 15 (0.25%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 301 (4.96%) QA
2 143 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 84 (1.38%) SLA
4 76 (1.25%) GDPR
5 38 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.35%) NIST
7 16 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 14 (0.23%) WAI
9 11 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 11 (0.18%) PMO
10 7 (0.12%) COBIT
11 4 (0.066%) PSD2
12 3 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.016%) AIFMD
13 1 (0.016%) EMIR
13 1 (0.016%) HL7
13 1 (0.016%) IFRS
13 1 (0.016%) IFRS 9
13 1 (0.016%) WCAG
System Software
1 537 (8.84%) Docker
2 513 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 253 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 159 (2.62%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (0.51%) vSphere
7 27 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
7 27 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (0.33%) XenApp
9 13 (0.21%) HDFS
10 12 (0.20%) Xen
11 11 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.16%) Firmware
13 9 (0.15%) Postfix
14 8 (0.13%) KVM
15 7 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.099%) iptables
16 6 (0.099%) Kamailio
16 6 (0.099%) QEMU
16 6 (0.099%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 395 (6.50%) Kubernetes
2 266 (4.38%) Terraform
3 131 (2.16%) Ansible
4 104 (1.71%) SCCM
5 102 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
6 79 (1.30%) Puppet
7 68 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 47 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
9 39 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
10 35 (0.58%) HAProxy
11 31 (0.51%) Grafana
12 27 (0.44%) MIIS
13 21 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
13 21 (0.35%) Packer
14 19 (0.31%) Prometheus
15 18 (0.30%) SCVMM
15 18 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
16 17 (0.28%) WSUS
17 16 (0.26%) SCOM
18 13 (0.21%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2,235 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 651 (10.72%) Oracle
3 399 (6.57%) VMware
4 199 (3.28%) Google
5 163 (2.68%) Databricks
6 106 (1.75%) Cisco
7 102 (1.68%) SAP
8 101 (1.66%) Citrix
9 84 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
10 73 (1.20%) Sybase
11 72 (1.19%) IBM
12 70 (1.15%) Informatica
12 70 (1.15%) Nintex
13 65 (1.07%) Xamarin
14 63 (1.04%) Veeam
15 55 (0.91%) HP
16 44 (0.72%) Atlassian
17 42 (0.69%) Red Hat
18 40 (0.66%) MuleSoft
18 40 (0.66%) ServiceNow